From Yavapai County, Arizona:
Robert H. (Mutt) Dillon, 81, died on Jan. 8, 2000 in Prescott. He was born on Jan. 6, 1919 to Cosma and Eva (Simmons) Dillon in Enid, Okla.
He was a loving father and grandfather. Mr. Dillon is survived by his daughters, Lee Head of Phoenix, Jeanne Hicks of Prescott, and Susan Baker of Delta, Colo.; brothers, Paul Dillon of Chino Valley, Roy Dillon of Mountain Ranch, Calif.; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Jan. 11 at Chino Valley Cemetery.
Baxter L. Earnhart, 80, died on Monday, Dec. 27, 1999 at his home in Chino Valley.
He was born on March 6, 1919 in Prescott to Baxter and Minnie (Slosser) Earnhart.
Baxter was born and raised in Prescott. In 1937 he moved to Chino Valley, and 11 years later he married Ruby Roberts on Aug. 20, 1948. Baxter and Ruby got married in the same home he died in after sharing 52 loving years together. Baxter owned and operated with his brother Harold, the Thumb Butte Dairy for 22 years. He later moved into construction working for Fann Construction in drilling and blasting for 21 years and retired in 1981. Baxter lived his whole life in Arizona and had many stories to tell about the growth of the Prescott area. He enjoyed quiet time with his wife and children which were the most important part of his life. Baxter also enjoyed tending to his garden, and in later years when he was ill, Baxter loved having his grandchildren help him in with his garden. Baxter will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he has met during his long life in Prescott. He was preceded in death by his three brothers, Lester, Roy, and Harold Earnhart.
He is survived by his wife Ruby of Chino Valley , daughter; Janice York of Chino Valley, sons; Louis also of Chino Valley, Timothy of Kerns, Utah, and ten grandchildren.
Memorial services were held on Monday, January 3, 2000 at Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, with Jack Walker officiating. A private cremation was held at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley. Family suggest memorial contributions be sent to Jehovah's Witness World Wide Work, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483 or Hospice Family Care, 100 E. Sheldon St. Prescott, Az. 86301.
Betty Lou Kiley
Betty Lou Kiley, 58, died Monday, Dec. 27, 1999 at her home in Chino Valley.
She was born on April 26, 1941 in Louisville, Ky.
Betty Lou moved to Phoenix from Oxnard, Calif., in 1975. Later that year she married Michael Dennis Kiley on April 8, 1975 and shared 24 wonderful years together. In February of 1996 Betty Lou and Michael moved to Chino Valley . She was in charge of the records section at Luke Air Force Base for 20 years and retired in 1995. Betty Lou then went to worked as a secretary for Hunters Hearing Service in Prescott Valley and was employed with them at the time of her death. Betty Lou loved the outdoors and spent many wonderful hours antiqueing.
She was a lover of animals. Her dogs and cats also perished in the house fire which took her own life. She also had horses.
Betty Lou was proud of her family and will be greatly missed by them and the many friends she has made during her life.
She is survived by her husband Michael of Chino Valley , daughter Laura Miller of Mesa; sons, Barry and Robert Sanders both of Chino Valley; sisters, Marie Young of Saticoy, Calif., Patricia Priest of Chino Valley, Mary Doheney and Harriet Harky of Phoenix; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 31, 1999, graveside services at Chino Valley Cemetery.
Nellie C. Scott, 88, died on Friday, Dec. 10, 1999. She was born on June 23, 1911 in Green County Washington Township, Ind., to Martin and Ethel (Grounds) Carmichael.
Nellie moved to Tucson from Indiana in 1992, and to Chino Valley in 1997.
She was a member of the Homewood Chapter Order of Eastern Star for 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband Albert, brother Virgil, and sisters Ruth Graves and Minnie Carmichael.
Nellie is survived by her son, Randel of Chino Valley; brother, Clyde Carmichael of Spencer, Ind.; and sister, Elsie Noragon of Martinsville, Ind.
Service and burial were held Thursday, Dec. 16 in Bloomfield, with burial in the Dog Island Cemetery in Lyons, Ind.
Ronald Travis Bashaw, 59, died on Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999. He was born on Feb. 24, 1940 in Susanville, Calif. Ronald was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and a true friend.
He moved to Arizona some 40 years ago, and worked in construction. He enjoyed running heavy equipment.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda of Chino Valley; brother, David of California; sister, Glenys Hewitt of Woodbridge, Calif. and mother and stepfather, Louise and Donald King.
Emmanuel "Manny" King, 19, died on Dec. 16, 1999. He was born on July 11, 1980 in Mexico, to Ronald and Josephine (Lares) King. Though Manny lived only 19 years he had the ability to touch the hearts of all who knew him. Manny and his parents moved to Chino Valley from Chula Vista, Calif., in December 1987.
Manny graduated from Chino Valley High School and worked for Yavapai Exceptional Industries in Prescott for a year. He was a lover of sports, most any type but especially basketball. Whenever he could, Manny would play full-court basketball with his friends. While at home, Manny enjoyed playing video games of all types.
He was proud of his work and the many friends he made in his brief life. Manny will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he has made in his life.
Survivors includ his parents, Ron and Josephine King of Chino Valle;, sisters, Monica Carlson of Germany, Sandra Pierce of Kentucky, Vannessa Peterson of New Mexico and Zelina King of Chino Valley; brothers, Scott King of Prescott and Kyle King of Chino Valley; grandparents, Joe and Florence Jones of Whittier, Calif.
A private cremation will be at Bradshaw Crematory in Prescott Valley.
Robert "Uncle Bob" Hayner, 68, of Chino Valley, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.
He was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., to LeRoy V. and Amalia (Dinkelacker) Hayner.
Mr. Hayner served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1955 during the Korean conflict. He retired from Illinois Bell Telephone in 1986, where he had been a PBX installer.
He moved to Chino Valley in 1993 from Round Lake, Ill., and ran for a seat on the Town Council, winning in a recall election in March of this year to replace then Council Member Len Redding. He served until the end of Redding's term on June 30.
Mr. Hayner was a lifetime member of the Bobby Bisjak American Legion Post No. 40, the Moose Lodge and Illinois Bell Pioneers of America.
He loved to fish, but will be especially remembered for loving to garden and to cook, bake and can the produce from his garden.
He is survived by his daughters, Dawn Havemayer of Grays Lake, Ill., Beth Greenhill of Ingelside, Ill., and Chris Hayner of Antioch, Ill.; son, Keith of Grays Lake, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, LeRoy, on April 17 of this year.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home, Cortez at Carleton streets in Prescott. A celebration of Mr. Hayner's life was at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rudy Gutierrez of the Paulden Christian Fellowship officiating. Concluding services, with full military honors by the Honor Detail of American Legion Post No. 40, was at 3:45 p.m. Saturday at Chino Valley Cemetery.
Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home helped the family with arrangements.
Dorothy D. Sutton, 83, died on Nov. 26, 1999 in Prescott.
She was born on Dec. 28, 1915 in St. George, Kansas, to John and Anna (Darnell) Campbell.
Dorothy has been an Arizona resident since 1945, and was a member of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall of Tucson, Az. She was also an avid gardener.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 1974.
Survivors include her sons, Ralph Clayton of Chino Valley and O.J. Clayton of Tucson; daughters, Wanda Bisted of Farmington, N.M. and Betty Spink of San Diego; brother, Ronald Campbell of Chino Valley; sisters, Lillian Fleenor and Marion Estes, both of Oregon; 11 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be sent to Family Care Hospice, 100 E. Sheldon, Prescott, AZ 86301.